tv Iowa In Focus CBS December 27, 2015 10:30am-11:00am CST
in a race full of shocking comments from the republican front runner -- there's a debate going on now about if the mostprecent donald trump comment is too vulger for the campaign trail. trail.he was talking about how hillary clinton was the front runner in 2008 -- and then got badly beat by barack obama.he used a word that we won't use & here.but timing is everything. while thatatcomment was hanging in the air -- clinton was in keota high school when one girl asked her about what she would do about bullying. "occasionally i've heard people talking behind my back about not wanting to be near me because i have asthma. i mean people it's not contageous.that was really braveand look -- you are look at someone who has
said about me and i am well aware of the fact that it's really easy to do that. you just s s it and send d around the world. that was all going on while both campaigns are going toe to toe through the media.the trump campaign demanded that clinton apologize for sayin that isis is using videos of donald trump to recruit new members.the clinton campaign response doesn't mince any words. words.they say: "hell no. hillary clinton will not be apologizing to dold trump for correctly pointing out how his hateful rhrhoric only helps isis recruit more terrorists." first thing monday morning -- south carolina senator lindsey graham got out of the fray -- announcing that he'be suspending his campaign.he said even though he wasn't polling well -- he was able to influence the the discussion going on in the republican party. party. "i believe we have run a campaign you can be proud of. we put forward bold and practical olutions to big problems, like retiring our debt and fixing a broken immigration system. this has
campaian.that brings the official field down to 13. later thatatsame day -- former arkansas governor mike huckabee was in swisher talking with voters. he told the crowd at a faith and freedom coalition fundraiser that he was frustrated that republicans passed a budget that gives up on conservative values without getting anything in return.he says the blame falls on both outgoing speaker john boehner paul ryan. "and im very disappointed. that's n n what we sent republicans to washington to do, to cave in to the most radical, leftist agenda that funds planned parenthood, that funds the relocationlfo syrian refugees, that funds obamacarar illegal immigration. three girls were at the heart of one of the coolest school assemblies in the state.steffi lee explains what happened after their sociology teacher challenged them to do something that would have an impact on their community. community. just for reference purposes - 700 people filled this gym and keota's population is less than one thousand.former secretary of state hillaryry
only crowd she wants to pay more attention to small schools like keota high. high. it only took hillary clinton's entrance for keota high school's gym to erupt loud enough to shake the whole town. town. i mean this is all of our hard work paying off today. for abby schulte, kylie tinnes and megan adams of keota hopes for hillary - we wanted it to be perfect today was perfect. perfect."i wanna say a word about small rural schools like this one because i know that was the original reason why you all got excited and why you were stalking candidates." clinton hit just the points that sparked their twitter conversation. conversation. and try to see if she can do for them. them. ctually lisisn to educators in the classroom clinton hit governor terry branstad's one time education funding veto hard. hard.when you have district
counterproductive to impose financial burdens on it.she told keota high school she hopes it can overcome its tough financial times.sot principal l than carlson:but it's not only about school pride. pride. iowa in@general being such an agriculturally focused economy and society and generara genenel hillary clinton 08:01:36 i want young people in our country to think of all the ways we e can combmb clean renewable energy.it's what iowa stands for making the students who filled the gym with almost their entire town's population populationhopeful for someone running for the 45th presidency. presidency. we are former iowa governor and current united states agriculture secretary tom vilsack was there too -- supporting clinton.he said he still remembers when he was first trying to become governor -- and she came to campaign for him even after he was more than 20-points down. down. "her husband had already been reelected so it wasn't a situation where her they were
election. pretty sure she wasn't thinking about her own political career at that time. it's loyalty. loyalty is the reason she became interested. and i'm pretty doggon sure that i would not have been elected governor of this great state or reelcted governor had it not been for her help. help.he says that loyalty traces back when his brother in law and hillary shared an office together. with all that to chew on -- we sat down with coe cocoege political science proessor bruce nesmith to see what it all means before we head in to 2016.we started talking about donald trump's comments towards hillary clinton from earlier in the week. week. after the break...we sit down with a former candidate who also knows what it's like to
gogon during the 2016 race for the white housus house.today -- we take a closer look at one of the biggest fears for some republican candidates -- a brokered convention. historically -- conventions had been pretty hectic.back in thearly 1900's -- before huge campaigns and a long primary process -- delegates would meet to figure out who would represent the party in the general election.the process would have been long -- tedius -- and when the media started to cover it as ititas happening on the radio instead of day by day in the newspapers -- it would have been very very boring. "it just doesn't look good on tv. its facsinating but in way like horror movies and dramatic films like that. you wouldn't want to actually be in that senario and that is where the parties find themsevles. the infighting would just be too much and tear supporters apart.over the next century -- the party conventions eventually became less about
nomination.that work was done more on the road before -- in caucuses and primaries all across the country.it opened the conventions up to be big parties where everyone coulul unite behind one candidate -- give the up and coming members a place to introduce themselves on a national scale -- reinvigorating voters for the general election. "let me e stead use this valuable opportuntiy to deal with the questions that should determine this election.some say this isn't an election about idology that it's an eleciton about competance. well it's nice oft hem to want to play on our fieldtonight is a particular honor for me becacae let's face it.my presence on this stage is pretty unlikely. my father was a foreign student, born and raised in a small village in kenya. that's how it normally works
if we've learned anything in 2015 -- it's that the 26 race is anything but ordinary. with so many candidates -- reprprenting so many different view points -- some people are already talking about the chance for a brokered convention next summer for the g-o-p. the discussion that was s going on earlier this month is that if there isn't a candidate that has a majority of the delegates already -- that the g-o-p might pick the candidate through backroom dealings. dealings.that would be tough in any e ection year -- but especially in a racecehere the "outsiders" have been getting a lot of attention because many voters are fed up with the party elites.even the candidates themselves don't agree if this is all a good idea. "i don't wnat to see backroom dealing going on with the power brokers. that is one of the things that has sickened people about politics and i would never be a part of ttt. thth.""don't think the rank and file republicans would ever allow the process to be stolen from them at the
so steamed up about what congress has done and i'm thinking that ne of the reasons you're seeing some of the candidates do well is they represent a gut punch to the establishment. at the end of the day -- this is the latest piece of the 2016 race to try to break the mold of conventional presidential campaigns.but bruce nesmith at coe college says he doesnt think the g-o-p nvention will turn into that kind oknock down drag out fight.nesmith says that would be bad for the party -- because it wouldnt' give voters enough time to heal again -- and unite behind the eventual nominee before the general election.he says the concern isn't that they'll vote for the democratic nominee -- just that they wont vote at all.instead -- he says as candidates start to drop out -- voters will separate into the trump camp -- cruz camp -- and establishment camp -- and one of those will walk away with the nnination. next on iowa in focus -- the campaigns might have held off from hosting events because of the holidays -- but they were super active on social media.
this:the hillary clinton staged event yesterday was pathetic. be careful hillary as you play the war on women or women being degraded card. card.but then -- the twitter account run by the three girls who got hillary to come to keota answered back with: with:sorry @realdonaldtrump, you can't stage passion & determination of young ople. also, @ us next time. #stopbullying now -- we look at their voice -- what the candidates and their campaigns are posting on social media. media.if your a seinfeld fan -- u know all abououfestivus -- and the tradition about the "airing of grievences" that comes along with it.republican presidential candidate rand paul decided to celebrate the holiday wednesday of this week and it was pretty hilarious.he nt out more than 10 tweets -- talalng about how his fellow presidential candidates were going to get the festivus treatment. treatment.he says "after the debates -- donald trump always trying to give away his made in china ties -- weird. weird.the next one -- "my friend ted cruz has still not pledged to issue executive order declaring canadian bacon is not real bacon. makes me suspicious. suspicious.thene says "i
ainst my fellow doctor ben carson because i have not heard a word he said in any debate. debate.last two -- paul says "carly fiorina has zero trouble making it back from commercial breaks hillary clclton. just saying. saying.then he says "jeb bush is always trying to change the debate rules to allow extra time for awkward pauses in answers. not gonna happen. you can follow along on twitter and facebook all week long.see our interviews as we do them -- chime in with what you think -- send us your favorite pictures from events you go to. every week we'll end with the week ahead... ahead...it's a chancncfor you to see at the campapans are up to. to.chris christie takes a three day trip to iowa between christmas and new years..marco rubio and bernie sanders are also holding a series of town has throughout the state in between the holidaysysand then it's new years! after that -- we're expecting many if not all of the campaigns to spend a good part of january in iowa -- leading up to the february first iowa caucuses. thanks for watchingbe sure to tune in nene week to get the
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